Congresswoman Jane Harman Visits ICT

Published: September 15, 2008
Category: News

Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Calif) visited ICT to learn more about our work using interactive characters, virtual reality and immersive technologies for training, education and health. ICT Executive Director Randall W. Hill, Jr. presented an overview of ICT projects and Harman viewed examples of our virtual human negotiation training scenario and Justina, the virtual patient developed to explore how interactive digital characters can be used to train mental health clinicians. She also asked questions of Sgt. Star, a life-sized virtual character with natural language and artificial intelligence capabilities and donned a virtual reality headset to experience the ICT-developed virtual reality exposure therapy for treating PTSD.  This was Congresswoman Harman’s second visit to ICT and she remains supportive of the work taking place here.